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KTCZ
Cities 97 logo
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding Cities 97
Slogan Quality Music From Then And Now
First air date late 1940s
Frequency 97.1 FM (MHz)
Format Commercial; AAA
ERP 100,000 watts
Class C
Callsign meaning Twin CitieZ
Owner Clear Channel
Website www.cities97.com

Cities 97 (KTCZ 97.1 FM) is an adult album alternative (AAA or "Triple-A") radio station broadcasting to the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and neighboring Wisconsin. The station is well-known for creating the Cities 97 Sampler series of recordings, produced since 1989, which are now so popular that they typically sell out within hours of being released. Image File history File links KTCZ_logo. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the bottom waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Commercial Radio Hong Kong is one of the two commercial radio broadcasting company in Hong Kong (the other being Metro Radio). ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... This article is about the company. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... The Cities 97 Sampler (also titled Cities Sampler and The Cities Sampler) is a series of albums containing live in studio recordings from radio station Cities 97 (KTCZ 97. ...


Cities 97 is owned by Clear Channel Communications. Its transmitter is located in Shoreview, Minnesota. This article is about the company. ... Shoreview is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. ...

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History

The frequency of 97.1 in Minneapolis is one of the oldest FM stations in the Twin Cities, having been established in the late 1940s. The original call letters were WTCN, and its owners eventually started the local television station with the same name on channel 11. By the late-1950s, 97.1's call letters were KWFM. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... KARE (or commonly KARE 11) is a broadcast television station serving the Twin Cities market of Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the United States, with studios located in the suburb of Golden Valley. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st of December, 1959. ...


Al Tedesco purchased the station in 1968 and operated it as KTCR-FM, mated with its AM sibling of the same name (690 AM). Al Tedesco and his two brothers were inducted into the Pavek Musuem of Radio Hall of Famein 2005. Also, some additional history and old off the air recordings (airchecks) of Tedesco's KTCR AM and FM are are available at at no cost at the not for profit [Twin Cities Radio Airchecks http://www.twincitiesradioairchecks.com/ktcrfmtapes.html]. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


In the early 1980's, KTCR-FM was a struggling country music station. KTCR-FM was up against aggressive competition in the late 1970's and early 1980's, most notably KEEY, and Al Tedesco decided to sell the stations. The stations' new owner, John Parker, dropped the Country format on February 8, 1984, and a unique new format was introduced. KTCZ ("Cities 97") was a different kind of station, featuring progressive rock, alternative rock, new age music and even jazz. The station's approach was similar to stations such as WXRT in Chicago and KBCO in Denver. KTCZ's other influences reach back even farther, to progressive FM rock stations from the 1960s and 1970s, particularly the freeform days of KQRS. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... K102 (KEEY 102. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the unrelated Swedish music movement, see progg. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... New Age music, is a vaguely defined style of music that is generally quite melodic and often primarily instrumental. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ... WXRT, also known as WXRT-FM, WXRT 93. ... KBCO is an adult album alternative radio station licensed to Boulder, Colorado and serves the Denver-Boulder area. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Freeform, or freeform radio, is a radio station programming format in which the disc jockey is given total control over what music to play, regardless of music genre or commercial interests. ... KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ...

Former Cities 97 logo
Former Cities 97 logo

Back then, the term 'Triple-A' did not even exist. It was a relatively eclectic rock format, far different than any other rock station around. Cities 97 has continued to thrive, building and sustaining a dedicated listening audience. Over time, the jazz and new age music was dropped, and the station went through a few different phases, at various points leaning more toward classic rock or alternative rock. Although Parker Communications sold the station back in the early 1990s, today's Cities 97 is still similar to the version that debuted in the fall of 1983, though the influence of its current owner can be felt heavily. Until recently, the station surprisingly carried the syndicated talk show "Loveline", which had gotten strong ratings on the former KEGE. This was considered to be an odd move, since "Loveline" is geared toward a much younger demographic than KTCZ's, and conflicted heavily with their "more music" mandate. Image File history File links KTCZold. ... Image File history File links KTCZold. ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock Classic Rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew, in a guest appearance on Dawsons Creek Loveline is a syndicated radio call-in program in the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering medical and relationship advice to listeners. ... KRXX (101. ...


On Sunday nights, Cities 97 airs a specialty show featuring local music. Some local music does make its way into fairly regular rotation, but many consider some of the area's public radio stations to be better sources of music by local artists. Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ...


KTCZ HD2

On April 25, 2006, Clear Channel announced that KTCZ's HD2 subchannel will carry a format focusing on stripped down original acoustic music by today's Triple-A and Rock artists. April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Cities 97

References


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FM radio stations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market (Arbitron #16)

By Frequency: 88.5 | 89.3 | 89.9 | 90.3 | 90.7 | 91.1 | 91.5 | 91.7 | 92.5 | 93.7 | 94.5 | 95.3 | 95.9 | 96.3 | 97.1 | 98.5 | 99.5 | 100.3 | 100.7 | 101.3 | 102.1 | 102.9 | 104.1 | 105.1 | 105.3 | 105.7 | 106.1 | 106.5 (day/night) | 106.7 | 107.1 | 107.9 FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the bottom waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... KBEM (88. ... 89. ... KMOJ (89. ... KFAI (90. ... K-LOVE is a Christian music radio network in the United States, operated by the non-profit EMF Broadcasting. ... Knowledge is the awareness and understanding of facts, truths or information gained in the form of experience or learning. ... WMCN (91. ... KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... KSTP-FM is a radio station with studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Full Gospel Radio in the Twin Cities (KNOF) is a non-commercial, Christian Full Gospel radio station operated by the Selby Gospel Broadcasting Corporation in St. ... WLKX (95. ... KTTB is a radio station in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, 96. ... KTIS is the name of two Christian radio stations in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, AM 900 and 98. ... KSJN (99. ... KTLK (100. ... 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... KDWB (101. ... K102 (KEEY 102. ... WLTE (Lite FM, 102. ... KZJK (104. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... KLCI 106. ... KDXL is a student operated radio station at St. ... 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... KFAI (90. ... WFMP (107. ... Kool 108 (KQQL 107. ...


By Callsign: KBEM | KBGY | KCMP | KDWB | KDXL | KEEY | KFAI | KLCI | KMOJ | KNOF | KNOW | KQQL | KQRS | KSJN | KSTP | KTCZ | KTIS | KTLK | KTTB | KUOM | KXXR | KZJK | K214DF | WFMP | WJRF | WMCN | WGVX | WGVY | WGVZ | WLKX | WLTE | W264BR Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... KBEM (88. ... KGBY (107. ... 89. ... KDWB (101. ... KDXL is a student operated radio station at St. ... K102 (KEEY 102. ... KFAI (90. ... KLCI 106. ... KMOJ (89. ... Full Gospel Radio in the Twin Cities (KNOF) is a non-commercial, Christian Full Gospel radio station operated by the Selby Gospel Broadcasting Corporation in St. ... Knowledge is the awareness and understanding of facts, truths or information gained in the form of experience or learning. ... Kool 108 (KQQL 107. ... KQRS Billboard KQRS (92. ... KSJN (99. ... KSTP-FM is a radio station with studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... KTIS is the name of two Christian radio stations in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, AM 900 and 98. ... KTLK (100. ... KTTB is a radio station in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, 96. ... 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... KZJK (104. ... K-LOVE is a Christian music radio network in the United States, operated by the non-profit EMF Broadcasting. ... WFMP (107. ... WMCN (91. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... Drive 105 is an alternative rock radio station (with multiple transmitters) serving the Minneapolis-St. ... WLKX (95. ... WLTE (Lite FM, 102. ... 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ...


Satellite Radio Local Traffic/Weather: XM Channel 219 XM redirects here. ...


See also: MSP (FM) (AM)

See also: List of United States radio markets

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Minneapolis, Minnesota Radio History (1039 words)
KJJO flipped to modern rock in the early nineties while KTCZ flipped to adult alternative.
KTCZ, known as "Cities 97," was acquired by American Media, who sold to Chancellor later in the nineties.
KQRS became the rock leader throughout the nineties, although faced new competition from the rise of alternative radio before turning to classic rock.
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